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Local roundup: Wohlleb Granted Release from Georgia Southern
The Statesboro High School Blue Devil Battalion girls compete in the State Championship on March 27.

Sophomore forward/guard Colby Wohlleb has elected to transfer from the Georgia Southern men’s basketball team and has been granted his release from the University.

Wohlleb’s 48.8 3-point field goal percentage led the Southern Conference, and with 2.2 treys made per game he was 10th in the league’s individual statistics and 180th nationally. Following a freshman campaign in which he played 24 games and started four, Wohlleb started 12 of his 27 games played during the 2009-10 season. He finished as the fifth-leading scorer on the team with an 8.1 points-per-game average.

The Boca Raton, Fla., native scored a career-best 22 points at Western Carolina and at Appalachian State and pulled down a career-best eight rebounds at Evansville. Wohlleb was the top scorer on three occasions and top rebounder four times, including two games, Evansville and Appalachian State, where he had the top totals in both statistical categories.


Blue Devil Battalion strong in State Championship

FORT GORDON -- The Statesboro High School Blue Devil Battalion traveled to compete in the State Championship on March 27. After a strong showing at their regional meet where they brought home 14 event trophies and three out of four overall championship trophies, the pressure was on to do it again at the next level. The Drill Devils faced a cold windy morning and stiff competition from about 60 other top programs in the state. The meet consisted of 20 events with up to 34 competitors in each event. Each of these competitors had to place in the top of their regional meet to qualify for the state meet. The Drill Devils qualified and competed in 18 events and when the dust settled they finished with 10 top five finishes.

 “We didn’t get a first place trophy today, but what we did do is prove we are one of the best and well rounded teams in the state,” said SHS coach First Sergeant David Redwine. “We collected eight trophies and two individual medals at the highest level of competition, and I don’t think any other school can claim that so I am really proud of the work our cadets put in.”


 Lady Blue Devils best Metter at Forrest Heights

Statesboro girls defeated Metter girls 87-96 in a nine-hole match at Forest Heights Country Club Wednesday.

Metter’s Alex Hendricks was the medalist for the match, shooting a 39.

Low scorers for Statesboro were Taylor Serratt (41) and Erika Brewer.

The Lady Devils play at the Region 2-AAAA match in Wayne county on Monday, April 19 at Pine Forest.

The Statesboro boys will play in the Indian Invitational at Rocky Creek in Vidalia in a two day tournament this Friday and Saturday starting at 3 p.m.  Friday.


Georgia Southern softball splits doubleheader at Mercer

MACON. - The Georgia Southern Softball team (20-14, 6-2 SoCon) earned a split with in-state foe Mercer Tuesday downing the Bears in Game 1, 1-0, before falling in Game 2, 1-0 at Sikes Field in Macon.

Georgia Southern was led in Game 1 by Southern Conference Preseason Pitcher of the Year, Brianna Streetmon.  Streetmon, who earned her 14th win of the season, pitched seven innings of scoreless ball, allowing only three hits while striking out four.  Streetmon improved her ERA to a 1.45 on the season.

Georgia Southern plated the game's only run in the fifth inning. With one out in the inning, Kayla Brooks  doubled to left center and senior shortstop Nina Iduate singled to bring Brooks in to score. 

In Game 2, Mercer hit a walk-off home run off of Eagles' pitcher Megen Smith.  Smith pitched well for the Eagles, going six innings, allowing only three hits and striking out four.  Offensively, the Eagles produced four hits to the Bears' three, but only two Eagles would advance to second in the game.

The Eagles return to action on Saturday against Southern Conference leader Chattanooga.  Saturday's matchup is scheduled for a doubleheader with the first game at 1 p.m. with the second scheduled for 3 p.m. 


Zabroske Honored as Men's Golfer of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-- Georgia Southern senior Ryan Zabroske has been selected as the Southern Conference Men's Golfer of the Week for all competition from March 31 - April 6.

Zabroske carded a 9-under par 207 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational. In the second round, Zabroske tied his career-low round of 67, using seven birdies to supplement two bogeys. He opened the round firing four birdies over the first six holes. After matching his career-low round, Zabroske sustained the success by launching a 4-under 68 over the final 18 holes. The 9-under par 207 marked a personal best 54-hole total for the senior.

The senior topped 15 of the top 100 golfers in the country while leading Georgia Southern to a sixth-place finish.